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Food, Drinks, and Fundraising

Published June 10, 2024

Over the past month and a half, RCRG has been the beneficiary of not one but two food-related fundraisers!

First, there was McHappy Day, on May 8. The annual promotion sees participating McDonald's restaurants donate a portion of their day's sales to local children's charities.

RCRG is on that list thanks to longtime supporters - and two of our favourite people - Bill and Yolanda Chao, who own multiple McDonald's locations here in Richmond. From their stores, we received a $5,000 donation, which Yolanda dropped off earlier this month.

We're hugely grateful for the couple's ongoing generosity - a sentiment that's surely shared by the many other community organizations they support.

Then, on June 1, the RCRG team helped out at Steveston Wine Fest.

Held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, the sold-out event was organized by O'Hare's GastroPub & Liquor Store, which happens to be owned by two more of our favourite people: Erinn and Grant Bryan.

This year's event featured an extensive selection of boutique wines, delicious bite-sized dishes from local restaurants, and a 50/50 raffle that raised over $2,000 for the Richmond Christmas Fund!

Since 2014, through events like Steveston Wine Fest and Beer Fest, O'Hare's has contributed nearly $90,000 to the Christmas Fund, placing them among the program's biggest supporters.

So, when's their next event happening? We've heard through the grapevine - or, more fittingly, from across the barley field - that the 2024 edition of Steveston Beer Fest is scheduled for September. Follow O'Hare's on Facebook to be the first to know when tickets go on sale!